"Minnesota's Creatures of the Night"
July 19 Hopkins High School Cafeteria 10:00 - 5:00 (5:00 - 7:30 Family Night)
July 25-29 Wolf Ridge ELC
We have great shirts ready to tie-dye on July 19. Thank you to everyone who submitted a design. The winning design was created by Sophia Waterman. Please read through the washing instructions and make sure your child brings their shirt to Wolf Ridge.
We are excited to be exploring Minnesota's nocturnal creatures as part of our learning adventures this year. Larry Wade will share his knowledge of animal skulls and mammal pelts to explore animal adaptations. Adam Barnett will share his knowledge of nocturnal raptors with a live owl presentation. Gail Buhl will share her passion of wildlife rehabilitation with a presentation on bats. Please see below for a short bio on Gail Buhl. During our time together, we will also tie-dye shirts, create our Wolf Ridge schedules, and learn about one another and our trip during "Family Night."
Gail Buhl has been involved in wildlife rehabilitation
and environmental education for 25 + years. She is an equal opportunity
rehabilitator but has specialized in the 7 Minnesota species of bats for
the last several years. Currently Gail works as the
Education Program Manager for The Raptor Center at the University of
Minnesota. Gail has a degree in Biology from the University of
We have an amazing group of 86 students spanning all grade levels. For newcomers leaving home for the first time, this time away can be a bit unnerving. Our staff and returning students always do a great job making students feel safe and secure. We know this will be a great experience for everyone.
Please take a look at our roster. If your child's age or grade for the 2016-2017 school year is not accurate, please e-mail any corrections to Scott.
We are really hoping to add to our photo collection this year. We look forward to sharing our photographic talents as we explore Wolf Ridge. This year, we will continue writing about our photography with poetry and photo captions. Larry Wade will be leading evening nature photography and writing hikes. We will post pictures on Twitter. Larry will also post writing on his naturalist blog.
Please join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our travels.
We are going to spend some time planning out songs and skits for our Thursday night camp fire. If you have time this summer to practice an instrument or plan a skit, we would love to watch what you create.
We will also be holding our 2nd annual Wolf Ridge Amazing Race. On Wednesday night, we will challenge each cooperative group with activities throughout the Wolf Ride property. This will include tasks such as canoeing around buoys, answering Wolf Ridge or SFB trivia, identifying rocks, and creating a flint and steel fire. We are asking each team to develop a themed costume which still allows for full range of movement including running. Prizes will be awarded for the best team costume, best individual costume, and best themed costume.
Last year, we found our Amazing Race to be a fun and safe activity which challenged each child to work as a team towards a common goal.